Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An uphill battle for the Habs

From where I sit it looks like the Canadiens are in deep trouble...

via thestar.com

No, it's no just the loss of Carey Price, it's the loss a pretty much everything that was going right against Tampa Bay and Boston. The once vaunted power play has gone 0-for-7 against New York. Coming into the series the Habs were averaging just over 3 goals a game. They have scored a total of 3 in the two losses. Add to that a respectable shot total in game 2 (41) the picture looks increasingly bleak for Montreal. The next issue is Dustin Tokarski. He made 27 saves in a tough situation. And his team certainly wasn't helping. Take a look a the Ranger goals. A deflection off a defenseman and two perfect pass/shot combinations. Sorry, Habs fans, but Price wasn't going to stop those either. In spite of all that, it's hardly lights out for the Canadiens. Of the 7 series that have seen a 2-0 lead, the team losing the first 2 games has gone on to win the series 3 times (Minnesota, Chicago and Los Angeles). So don't give up hope Montreal, at least not yet.

At least that's how I see it, and I sit in the cheap seats.

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